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College playoffs: Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) helps @widenermlax top Lebanon Valley; Arcadia women triumph

Monday, 27th April 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/27/15
From Press Release

A late Lebanon Valley surge couldn’t counteract Widener’s big first half as the Pride won their Commonwealth Conference Tournament play-in game, 9-6, tonight in Chester.

The fourth-seeded Pride (7-9) advance to face Stevenson in Wednesday’s semifinals.

Tim taylor (Archbishop Ryan) had three goals and two assists as the Pride used a four-goal second quarter to lead 7-3 at the half.

Notables
– Widener held a 34-27 edge in shots, leading 20-10 in the first half but trailing LVC 17-14 in the second.
– Face-offs proved to be key as Anthony Paone won 13-of-19 for Widener. John Kolp and Jeremy Beaver each won three for LVC.
– Lebanon Valley was making its third CC playoff appearance since the reformation of the program in 2010.
– Eric Wilcoxson, who had a career-high 18 saves when the two teams met in the regular season, stopped nine in goal. Tyler McClary had eight stops in the win.

Women
Arcadia 13, Albright 8

The fourth-seeded Knights team closed the game with four unanswered goals to record a victory over fifth-seeded Albright in the opening round of the Commonwealth Conference Championship Tournament at Easton Field.

The Knights improved to 12-6 with the win, and will next travel to top-seeded and 16th-ranked Messiah College for a Commonwealth Conference semifinal match Thursday at 4 p.m.

Senior Haylee Molloy scored one goal and assisted on two others, and in doing so became the first 300-point scorer in program history. She reached the milestone with her program-record 232rd career goal, which capped the scoring in the contest with three minutes to go in the game off a feed from junior Adeline Bellesheim.

Freshman Nicole Hutson scored a game-high four goals for the Knights, while Bellesheim and junior Jessica Santoli added three goals each. Junior Jordyn Dunacusky totaled seven saves in goal, improving her record to 11-5 for the season.

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